Dec 142009

You know this habit of mine, taking a song title, making it the title of the Image of the Day, making the song Song of the Day. Well, today is different and this is, because I got stuck in the middle.

I have a file with all my song titles. First I search this file for keywords that I feel match my image. When I have found something, I look if I can find a video, preferably on YouTube. I also check in my Index of the Songs of the Day if I have already used the song. If so, I may use it again or look further.

Today I had a very short time of about 40 minutes for photography. But still, I got into the mood quickly, and taking photos was an intense experience, almost meditative, out in nature, first on a small country road, then in a forest by the river. It was an experience of silence and joy.

Well, “silence” was one of the words that I looked for in my list of song titles, and when I found Shara Nelson’s album “What Silence Knows”, I immediately loved the idea. The problem is, that the title track was not available on YouTube. In fact, the only song from that album that’s on YouTube, is “One Goodbye In Ten”, and when I heard that, I knew I wanted it to be Song of the Day. It’s such an incredibly beautiful song, and if you don’t know the album, I can only recommend it heartily. Here’s the video.

  9 Responses to “1157 – Moments Of Silence”

  1. very interesting tree and plant? what is it? I really enjoy your site, thank you joanlvh

    • Thanks all. Actually I have no idea what exactly it is. In any case it is a kind of parasitic fungus. What you see here (the inline image at 600×600 pixels) is pretty life-sized. What drew me in, was the unusually bright and vivid yellow.

  2. Wonderful colored nature-find! Simple and expressive. Have a sweet week!

  3. Wow
    such bright colors
    that’s the reason i’m so taken with your images
    all the graytones and than wham
    a kind of orangedyellow
    (i’ve got always a discussion about this kind of orange yellow. most people say this is orange, but for me it is yellow. the rims ok orange, but on the most light parts, upper right side, certainly yellow to me) 🙂
    let’s call it in between 🙂

    one thing is certain.
    i love it.
    if i could fave it …..

    a good start for this week, andreas.
    we’ve got here a frozen white world.
    that’s my kind of winter:-)
    hope you have wonderful weather too 🙂

    shara nelson: strong voice illustrating moments of silence

  4. ah, isee you call it yellow too.
    my one and only support till now 🙂

    thank you. 🙂

  5. I’m really liking this song Andreas. Good find. And lovely images as always.

  6. Shall we call it yellow with orange overtones? Overtones also are a very integral part of music. Sometimes these parasitic amorphous fungi are bright rusty color, sometime a deep rich mahogany brown. Sometimes, tho rarely, just a blah clearish glob. Lovely image; lovely song, too. But I like her Moonraker better.

  7. searching for appropriate quotes, this one crossed my path. almost in an instant, i thought at this posting of yours 🙂
    Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about. There is almost nothing you can say that holds up as a generalization, because it depends on too many factors: size, modulation, the rest of the field, a certain consistency that color has with forms, and the statement you’re trying to make. [roy lichtenstein quote]
    color will always possesses me and you? 😉
    have a nice day

    • Color will always possess me? No, I don’t think so. I like colors, I like to exaggerate them, but I like B&W as well. It’s not a passion, it’s a tendency.

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